- By the first grade, roughly five percent of children have noticeable speech disorders.
- Research has found that 20 o 40 percent of children with a family history of speech and language impairment have the condition themselves, compared with about four percent of those with no family history of speech and language impairment.
- Research suggests that the first six months of life are the most crucial to a child’s development of language skills. For a person to become fully competent in any language, exposure must begin as early as possible, preferably before school age.
- Autism now affects one in 68 children and one in 42 boys
- Not all living creatures hear with ears. Snakes use jawbones, fish respond to pressure changes, and male mosquitoes use antennae.
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